TOD Literature: Development & Redevelopment

Brownfields Resources

Report links: Getting Started with Brownfields, State and Local Non-Cash Tools and Strategies, and Local Brownfield Financing Tools.
Charles Bartsch and Barbara Wells recently offered several articles outlining ways to reclaim underutilized and contaminated properties.

Climate Investment Opportunities in Cities: An IFC Analysis

Report link: Climate Investment Opportunities in Cities: An IFC Analysis
In late 2018, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) published the fourth report in its series on climate investment opportunities in developing regions across the globe. This year’s report addresses the opportunities available in urban markets, home to half the world’s population and producers of 70% of global carbon emissions.

Communicating the Benefits of Transit-Oriented Development

Report link: Communicating the Benefits of TOD
This report examines two sub-regions that have capitalized on the benefits realized from transit-oriented “redevelopment” in New Jersey and Illinois.

Getting to Smart Growth II: 100 More Policies for Implementation

Report link: Getting to Smart Growth II
This manual for Smart Growth implementation offers 10 policy recommendations for each of 10 Smart Growth goals.

Land Development at Selected Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Stations

Report link: Land Development at Selected Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Stations
This study builds on a previous VTC study of the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Line, and also examines development near other stations on the line.

Planning for Transit-Friendly Land Use: A Handbook for New Jersey Communities

Report link: Planning for Transit-Friendly Land Use
This handbook is designed to help planning officials, planning and zoning boards and communities create successful TOD environments.

Resources Highlight Maryland’s TOD Potential

Report link: Planning Tools for Transit-Oriented Development
A new online resource released by the State of Maryland promotes TOD policies and opportunities at the state's more than 100 transit station.

Targeting Transit: Assessing Development Opportunities around New Jersey’s Transit Stations

Report link: Targeting Transit
In Targeting Transit, New Jersey Future’s director of research, Tim Evans, presents a tool that can be used to prioritize TOD investments.

Ten Principles for Successful Development Around Transit

Report link: Ten Principles for Successful Development Around Transit
The Urban Land Institute released a report in 2003 to help municipal officials and planners successfully implement development around transit centers.

The Returning City: Historic Preservation and Transit in the Age of Civic Renewal

Report link: The Returning City
This report demonstrates how transit and historic preservation act in complementary ways to invigorate urban and suburban neighborhoods.

Transit Village Symposium: “Progress and Future” Symposium Proceedings

Report link: Transit Village Symposium
These proceedings cover the Second Transit Village Initiative Symposium held by the Voorhees Transportation Center and held at Rutgers University.

Transit-Oriented Development: Developing a Strategy to Measure Success

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This digest offers a strategy to systematically evaluate the potential success of transit-oriented development.